In conjunction with East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO), Granger & Oaks will be holding a series of Selective Licensing Workshops to help landlords prepare for the licence application start date of July 1st. 

Our two hour workshops are a must attend event for all landlords in Nottingham affected by the new Selective Licensing Scheme.

Selective Licensing comes into force in Nottingham on August 1st and this scheme has more boxes to tick than any other scheme before it. Applications open in July, but landlords have a lot to do prior to get themselves & their properties ready.

Landlords with property that is affected should join us at our information workshops in the coming months to help you prepare for the application opening date of July 1st.

Granger & Oaks Selective Licensing Workshops

Each workshop will last for 2 hours and they are being held at Castle Cavendish Business Centre, Dorking Road, Radford. The dates & times are as follows; 

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - 11:00am – 1:00pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Monday June 18th 2018 - 11:00am – 1:00pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday July 10th 2018 - 11:00am – 1:00pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

The objective of the workshops is to explain, step-by-step, exactly what landlords need to do to initially get their properties licenced, and explain their ongoing requirement to manage their properties within the terms of the scheme. 

There will be Q&A’s along the way, and attendees will leave with a full practical understanding of what is required in time for the August 1st deadline.  

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The fees for Nottingham City Council's Selective Licensing Scheme have now been all but confirmed. In a move that will come as little surprise to many landlords, the scheme has suddenly risen in price by £180 and is now set at £780. 

The good news doesn't end there... as things stand, Landlords have one month to make their application and that is during the summer holidays, and, even if they use a licensed agent to manage their property, they also need to undertake formal landlord training. 

To help landlords understand the implications of the scheme and help them prepare for the July 1st application date, Granger & Oaks, in partnership with EMPO, are running a series of 2 hour workshops in the coming months. 

Workshops dates are yet to be confirmed, but any interested landlords should contact us today to confirm if they would like to attend. 

"Preperation is essential for these license applications" comments Jonathan Detheridge from Granger & Oaks. "Being in a position just to complete the form could itself take a matter of months. Landlords need to have DBS checks, that can take three weeks to come through. There need to be floorplans drawn-up, and Electrical Condition Reports carried out. This isnt something that you can just do in a few hours" 

Find out more about the scheme here.

 

In an announcement that will fall flat as a pancake (see what I did there) with most landlords across the city, Nottingham City Council were today given the go-ahead to introduce their much-opposed plan. 

This huge licensing scheme, taking in over 30,000 properties, is being introduced on 1st Augsut this year at a cost of over £600 per property. 

Granger Oaks Nottingham Selective Licensing Map

The city council will be recruiting over 70 new environmental health officers to implenent the scheme and applications need to be made online, or there will be a further charge. 

See more about the scheme here. 

More to follow....

 

 

2018 sees Granger & Oaks turn fifteen. Since the company was formed in August 2003 the property market has changed dramatically, but it is wonderful to see how many customers and suppliers we are still working with that have been with us right from the start. 

Granger Oaks 15 Miles for 15 Years

To mark our 15 year milestone we wanted to do something to help the community that we live & work in, so we asked the team to choose two charities that we could support that do amazing work to help people at a time of need. The charities we are fundraising for are The Alzheimer’s Society, and Maggies Cancer Support Centre’s.

On Saturday June 2nd, we will be setting out on a 15 mile walk with the aim of raising 15 hundred pounds for these two charities that are close to our hearts. We will be walking from Nottingham Station, out to Attenborough Nature Reserve, and then back towards town to Wollaton Park.  

We would really love it if you could get behind us and sponsor us for the walk. Your donations really mean a lot, and they will help us fulfill our goal on June 2nd. 

The links to our Fundraising page is below. 

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GnO2

A Property Manager / Senior Property Manager is required to join our highly regarded Lettings and Estate Agency. This opportunity presents an excellent career opportunity for the right person to flourish as progression will be available for those keen to develop themselves.

The role will include:

- Helping prospective tenants with their property search and arranging viewings

- Conducting property viewings with potential tenants in the Nottingham area

- Negotiating lets

- Managing a portfolio of residential properties

- Liaising with contractors to organise property repairs and maintenance

- Liaising with tenants and landlords

- Monitoring the market and reviewing rent levels where appropriate

- Keeping up to date with the latest legislation affecting lettings and advising clients accordingly

- Providing direction and advice to junior members of staff when needed

- Occasionally using the latest video technology to carry out property inspections and create property inventories

Benefits:

- Competitive Salary (negotiable / dependant on experience) + Bonus

- On the job training plus support to obtain ARLA qualification if not already achieved

- 25 days paid holiday + bank holidays + your birthday off!

- Work with a professional and friendly team

- Social events

- Company mobile phone

- Mileage allowance

- Medical insurance scheme

- Company pension

The position would ideally suit an ambitious & experienced Negotiator or Property Manager who takes pride in their work and has a good working knowledge of the local area. Though experience in lettings and property management is desirable, candidates with transferable experience will be considered. All candidates must be able to demonstrate they can fulfill the key requirements of the role.

Key Requirements:

- Confident people person

- Excellent communication skills (face to face, in writing and on the phone)

- Good decision-making skills (providing clarity to others when needed)

- Computer literate including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

- Attention to detail

- Takes pride in their work

- Keen to develop themselves and progress to senior roles.

- Full driving license and own transport

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm (one day Mon to Thurs 10.30am to 7pm) and 1 in 4 Saturday mornings (9.30am to 1.30pm).

If you are interested in this exciting role, please email your CV and a covering letter to Andrew Sainsbury on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.